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What's Wrong with the Subaru Outback?

The Subaru Outback has a total of 696 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the engine (26%) followed by the interior (10%) and the electrical (10%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 6th generation (2015–2018) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 16.02

How Outback Generations Rank

Worst Overall Outback Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common Outback complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About Outback Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on